THE LITTLE MERMAID: 5th Avenue Theatre/Tour

"You’d better have enormous vocal talent to play a character whose singing voice enchants a prince and inflames a sea witch with jealousy, and Huey certainly does. Her crystal-clear, power-packed “Part of Your World” (Menken and lyricist Howard Ashman’s most obvious nod to Broadway in the film) is the kind that supplants all other versions in your memory."

- Dusty Somers; The Seattle Times

"...stellar cast including an Ariel (Diana Huey) who is the most layered, honest, real and still adorable Disney Princess ever.  As I said, Huey is phenomenal with a stunningly rich voice and manages to sound just like the mermaid we know and then some as she manages to belt out some whoppers."

​- Jay Irwin,


"Diana Huey plays Ariel in the 5th Avenue Theatre's production. She's phenomenal. Moment I died of happiness again. Diana Huey singing "Part of Your World" in midair. Again, it's hard enough to float around looking like you're swimming when you're just attached by cords to the ceiling and some guy in the wings is yanking your cords up and down while he's eating a bagel or whatever*—but to do that while singing?"

-  Christopher Frizzelle, The Stranger


GIRLSTAR: Signature Theatre

"Prissy Piper (Diana Huey) is a pungent little pop-tart that punctuates her moments on stage with deliberately darted zingers designed to drop Tina into her place. Huey possesses a frigid frost to her demeanor that makes her encounters with the starlet-to-be quite mean. Fulfilling her vocal duties with powerful bursts, Huey lays into her solo segments of “Your Espere” as well as “My Night”.  Huey’s voice definitely pops with pizzazz on some of the higher notes."

-Amanda N. Gunther; TheatreBloom

"...pitting the newcomer against two current stars, hot singer Piper (Diana Huey) and sleek dancer Neela (Jamie Eacker).  Eacker and especially Huey shine in roles that one wishes were larger."

-Susan Berlin; Talkin Broadway

"Now, this show would be much less a fun house kick without the presence of Diana Huey (Helen Hayes recipient for Miss Saigon), Jamie Eacker, Kallee Knighten Hough, Nora Palka, and Bayla Whitten as either other solo headliner pop singers or as a girl-group trio. Whenever they appear to sing, dance or kibtiz, even just standing around in the moment they light-up-the-house. Their movements and gyrations are just a spoof and a hoot. Their smiles are simply glorious. And they are having a good time being whoever they are in their characters as singers in Tina’s way or a back-up group called The Esperes. They make everyone else look and sound so good whenever they appear."

​-David Siegel; DC Metro Arts

"Diana Huey (returning to Signature once again following her debut as Kim in MISS SAIGON) and Jamie Eacker give memorable campy performances."

-Jennifer Perry; Broadway World

"Among the talented girls who provide Tina with her singing and dancing abilities are Diana Huey as Piper and Jamie Eacker as Neela. Both young actresses fit naturally into the pop stardom world. Huey especially has great lines that seem to be ripped from the Twitter feeds of today's pop princesses."

​-Keith Loria, Theater Mania


MISS SAIGON: Signature Theatre (Helen Hayes Award Winner: Outstanding Leading Actress)

“Diana Huey as the doomed, heroic Kim, and Thom Sesma, playing the scurrilous Vietnamese fixer, the Engineer — color skillfully within their characters’ outlines. Huey, especially, seizes her moments and potently shares with us the full dimensions of Kim’s tragedy.
    ...Huey’s work here confirms that “Miss Saigon” can be a success if its Kim is one; the actress manages, as deftly as any Kim I’ve ever seen, to embody the character’s steely nature without sacrificing her vulnerability. Sure, Kim is close to perfect, but in a musical, you can live with a saint who sings pretty music this well.
    ...The more essential and exhilarating pulse belongs to Huey.”

- Peter Marks; The Washington Post

“Diana Huey as Kim is the most grounded and fully-present performer on stage. Never missing a moment and living in the world of Vietnam from 1975 in Saigon straight through 1978 in Bangkok, Huey is a dynamic sensation that carries the world of this show on her shoulders. Vocally incomparable, emotionally fulfilling, and deeply satisfying for the audience, Huey gives a stellar performance. Her physical, facial, and vocal expressivity know no bounds and her ability to hit every note with pitch-perfect accuracy is stunning. Ferocious in all that she does to save Tam during “Thuy’s Death” she sends chills up your spine. Watching the transformation that ripples through her character like a shockwave as this number comes to a close is truly harrowing. Huey creates an agonizing moment of harrowing tragedy during “Kim’s Nightmare” and watching this brings tears to your eyes. Her vocal prowess is second to none and she owns every song she sings, particularly “I Still Believe,” where all of her hopes come flowing freely from deep inside her heart. “Chris is Here” is a burst of sheer elation, every pent up frustration, confusing moment, and dash of fear she’s encountered erupting into a moment of radiant joy that changes the entire atmosphere of the play, until it comes crashing down songs later in “Kim and Ellen.” Huey is truly a sensational phenomenon, bringing balance, emotional clarity, grounded presence, and a thrilling exuberance to this production.”

-Amanda Gunther;  DC Metro Theater Arts

“[Huey] manages both the sweetness and vulnerability that Kim needs in songs such as "The Transaction" and especially "Sun and Moon." As the play progresses, Huey captures all of Kim's emotional rollercoaster of finding love, being abandoned, and forced again into a life of "performing." Huey delivers the standout act-one closer "I'd Give My Life for You" with as much depth as the amazing Lea Salonga accomplished on the Great White Way.
     Much of the story in act one is told through the eyes of Kim and the Engineer, and both Huey and Sesma make it a ride on which we want to continue.
     ...the performances by Huey and Sesma make Signature's Miss Saigon a winning production.”

- Keith Loria;

“Surely the brightest light in this shining cast is the extraordinary Diana Huey as Kim. Any actress who can make this role work from start to finish must be gifted, but Ms. Huey takes us with her moment by moment, from her insecurities in the seedy bar where she works, to the discovery of love with Chris, to the haunted, desperate fleeing to Bangkok, to the sudden meeting with Chris’s American wife…..she makes us feel what she feels. A great performance.”

- Maggie Lawrence; The Daily Progress

“Huey, as the petite young innocent, is a luminescent figure onstage. In a character that calls for vocal range and strength, as well as deep emotional exchanges, she wins the title on all counts.”

- Brian Bochicchio; MD Theatre Guide

“Huey is an outstanding actress and singer whose compelling portrayal of a young woman fighting for her dignity and that of the couple’s love child in a country ravaged by war and uncertainty, is magnificent.  Her delivery of [“I’d Give My Life For You”] to their son, Tam, is a master class in character immersion.”

- Jordan Wright;  Alexandria Times

“Miss Saigon is never short of melodrama, but Kim makes every scene she is in and song she sings believable. Signature has a knack for finding young performers with superb voices who can deliver excellent performances but none matches Diana Huey's memorable and moving Kim. Her final scene with Chris is heartbreaking, truly.”

- Susan Davidson; Curtain Up

“...With Huey bringing the intensity that this song requires in her angelic but powerful voice. “Last Night of the World” radiates such passion from Huey that it sounds as if it’s the last song of the world. While this is their main duet, the chemistry between them, at first nubile and delicate, is consistently burning at full force. 

...Huey held her own fiercely against this raging storm of tenacious sound in the confrontation “Thuy’s Death,” which really boils down to a raw battle for vocal and emotional dominance.”

-Amanda Gunther;  DC Metro Theater Arts

“Playing the role of Kim is the incredibly talented Diana Huey. What a sweet voice she has and her duets with Chris are just beautiful.”

- Charles Shubow;

“The first-rate cast is led by Diana Huey as the “Madame Butterfly”-inspired character Kim. A relative unknown, the Japan-born, Seattle-based actress impresses with her soaring soprano and convincing innocence.”

- Paul Harris; Variety

“Ms. Huey is a stunning Kim, a curious mix of innocence and a life slowly wizened by the horrific choices she has to make in order to survive.  Her voice and performance are thrilling, passionate and mesmerizing; she has us in the palm of her hand from her first timid dance steps as a call girl in a seedy Saigon bar.  Both actors playing these ill-fated lovers, to their considerable credit, keep their performances grounded in reality, resisting the urge to succumb to the musical's larger, more melodramatic moments.”

- JK’s Theatre Scene

“Kim is the performance that can make or break a production of Miss Saigon. And luckily, Diana Huey is up to the task. She’s believably scared and overwhelmed when first thrown into the life of a Vietnamese prostitute, sells you on the joy she feels when she thinks she’s found a good man who will take care of her, then breaks your heart when all of her dreams fall apart. With a voice that my theater companion aptly called “Disney princess pretty,” she’s a perfect fit for the sweet, naïve Kim.”


“Kim is so integral to this musical that it’s important to have a strong actress and singer who can connect with audiences. Diana Huey is the perfect candidate for this epic mission. With her powerful singing ability, she is also able to reflect Kim’s ever-changing personality—from youth and innocence to a mother faced with one of the most difficult decisions.

When the military leaves Saigon abruptly by helicopter, Huey conveys Kim’s devastation most heartbreakingly. It’s an emotional and well-executed scene to watch as several Vietnamese townspeople cry out to the Americans for help—their papers gripped tightly in their hands.”

- Gail Choochan; The Free Lance-Star

“Huey manages to show Kim's progression from naiveté, through hope, to despair without ever making the character simply a victim; once she understands her fate, she accepts it without question.”

- Susan Berlin;

“Thom Sesma as The Engineer and Diana Huey as Kim get to suck out most of the energy on the stage instead. Of the two, Huey is the more impressive, but she is also blessed with a role that calls for manifesting extreme emotions, so it is hard not to focus on her.

Huey as Kim is an inspired choice because she brings intensity and complexity to the role that traps her like a vice between impossible forces.”

- Mark; Osccam’s Razor


“The petite powerhouse known as Diana Huey captures both the innate innocence of the character as well as the burgeoning ardor of a young woman on the brink of discovering something new…and, also with a big, bold singing voice. The love scenes between the couple are both poignant and charged with adrenaline.”

- Michael Strangeways;

“Huey, Hoffer, Earp and the entire cast appear convincingly juvenile. Their ability to inhabit the awkwardness of adolescence allows them to sidestep the cliché of adults unconvincingly pretending to be teenagers. ...As the romantic heart of the piece, Melchior is destined to fall in love with Wendla. But since the script is as much a condemnation of bourgeois society as a patented shocker, their relationship is marked by all-too-believable emotional transgressions, sexual bungling, and life-shattering consequences.”

- Katherine Luck;

“Diana Huey plays Wendla with a balance of strength and insecurity, a girl who knows that she must make the next step forward, whatever it is, but has no one to give her direction. She has a fine singing voice, the best in the show, and I especially liked the way she played her first sexual encounter with the attractive, intelligent and much more confident, Melchior. ...Wendla allows herself to follow Melchior, but still retains the awkwardness, modesty and trepidation of a true innocent. Their lovemaking is beautiful, surrounded by all the boys and girls singing “I Believe”.”

- Jerry Kraft;

“Huey, who has a lovely voice, is a touchingly limpid Wendla.”

- Misha Berson; The Seattle Times

“Diana Huey sings like an angel from her opening "Mama Who Bore Me" onwards, and plucks at the heartstrings as Wendla.”

- David Edward Hughes; 

“Director Eric Ankrim has instilled such a sense of subtle realism to the piece that every performance comes across as heartbreakingly sincere.  Diana Huey as the overly sheltered Wendla is a blinding force of nature with her powerhouse voice and devastatingly beautiful character.”

- Jay Irwin;

“Leads Brian Earp and Diana Huey were notably strong as the smart, non-conformist Melchior and innocent, curious Wendla. Earp is an experienced performer who brought a voice and skilled acting to a complex character, while Huey shone best during her musical numbers. They worked beautifully together on stage and moved the audience with their innocent exploration of first love. ...Highlights of the show included the opening number, "Mama Who Bore Me".”

- Letitia Harmon;

“Wendla Bergmann, a role originated by Glee's Lea Michele, finds her equal shares of eager naivete and panic as played by Diana Huey.”

- Ashley Graham;

“Brian Earp and Diana Huey compliment each other as charming rebel Melchior and wide-eyed innocent Wendla.”

- Stephanie Rubesh;

“Huey as Wendla is an enraged, sexed-up porcelain doll, her voice versatile and her commitment to her role constant.”

- Jenny S.,


AVENUE Q: Balagan Theatre

“As the block’s Japanese busybody and therapist, Christmas Eve, Diana Huey delivers the show’s most satisfying performance, belting out a powerful, crisp rendition of “The More You Ruv Someone.” Tapping into her character’s stereotype with perfect comedic pitch, Huey shuffles around the Avenue Q brownstones in espadrille wedges, dispensing brash commands and bad advice with a series of hilarious facial contortions.”

-Leah Baltus; City Arts Magazine

“Diana Huey absolutely nails the Christmas Eve role, giving her the personality of a Chinatown restaurant hostess, and the pipes of a Judy Garland during her "The More You Ruv Someone".”

-David Edward Hughes; Talkin’ Broadway

“Diana Huey as the Chinese vixen is especially memorable.”

-Nancy Worssam; The Seattle Times

“The adorkable Diana Huey is also a joy to watch, with great comic timing and mugging.”

-Keridwyn Deller; Seattle Pockets

“Diana Huey as one of two walking ethnic punchlines held her own and brought some brilliance in acknowledging shit white people say in front of her, but she’s helped by having some depth written into her lines and a relationship that actually captivates.”

-Courtney Meaker; The Sun Break

Actresses Katie Griffith (Bad Idea Bear), Kirsten deLohr Helland (Kate Monster) and Diana Huey (Christmas Eve) stole the show for me. They are as adorable as they are talented.

-Letitia Harmon;

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU: Village Theater

“While there are many noteworthy scenes, particularly amusing was the over-the-top wedding tribute song to the newlyweds, performed by the best man, played by Greg Madison and the maid of honor, played by Diana Huey. It was absolutely hysterical, had the audience howling in laughter and may very well be worth the price of admission alone.”

- David J. Galvin;  Scripta Manent

“Diana Huey and Aaron Finley steal scenes as the maid of honor and best man and the pair bring the house down with gales of laughter, singing a perfect parody of a terrible wedding song, "Love You Till the Day You Die".

- David Edward Hughes;

“Luckily the cast is phenomenal. Everyone had their moment to try and steal the show and they all manage to run with those moments. Huey and Finley are completely “adorkable” with their musical wedding present to the Newlyweds.”

- Jay Irwin;


NEW VOICES 12: Contemporary Classics

“The evening continued with 'Don't Say Another Word' by Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham, sung by one-to-watch Diana Huey. Huey has been busy starring in Village Theatre's Take Me, America, and just had a fun role on television's Leverage, getting bitch-slapped by a series regular. Next up, she's starring in Balagan Theatre's short run of Spring Awakening in ACT Theatre's new stage space in January - it's only two weekends, starting January 6, so you might want to get this on your calendar now. She's a tiny package of big talent.”

- Miryam Gordon; Seattle Gay News

TAKE ME AMERICA: Village Theatre

“The triangular relationship...provides a solid, dramatic centerpiece. Finley, Gonio and Huey, realizing they have the most substantial plotline, each give passionate, intense performances.     

Huey manages the difficult task of crying and singing simultaneously and perfectly. ...the brilliant performances of Finley, Gonio and Huey, is what ultimately makes "Take Me America" worthwhile.”

- Dewey Mee; Daily Record

“Diana Huey sparkled with an impressive vocal range and tenderness in her duets with Gonio.” 

- Gabrielle Nomura; BellevueReporter .com

“Diana Huey shines as Fan, a doting-but-desperate wife eager to escape from China to protect Wu. Only Wu and Fan create a lasting impression among the applicants, perhaps by design.”  

- Warren Kagarise;  

Ben Gonio and Diana Huey as star-crossed lovers fleeing China, poet husband and dedicated wife Wu and Fan, dramatize powerfully the high-minded intent of our program for refugees deserving asylum. Gonio and Huey do get at the human side of the story.

- Dale Burrows; Weekly Herald

Ben Gonio as the dissident Chinese writer Wu and Diana Huey as his devoted wife, Fan, get the most fleshed-out back stories, and their voices gleam in the ballad, "Love is Where You Are."

- Misha Berson; The Seattle Times


“Diana Huey is cast to perfection as Marcy, the too perfect to be true Asian girl, and sings out with a “take me to Broadway now” zeal.”

 - David Edwards  Hughes; Talkin’  Broadway


“Diana Huey reprises her role as “Asian Girl Groupie” and she was even funnier than the first time around performing her lament at being the token Asian in the cast.

- Michael Strangeways;

“The ensemble is strong, particularly Christine Nelson, Diana Huey and Evan Woltz. These "groupies” are strong vocalists who also have the chops for great comedy.” 

- Letitia Harmon;

“Finally, Diana Huey is a knockout in a number called “No Asians in the Movies”

- Jerry Kraft;

“And yes, that insanely talented ensemble is back (most of them) and they brought along a few friends for the show that you can improve upon perfection. Special kudos to...Huey for once again explaining why "There are no Asians in the Movies".

- Jay Irwin;


“Of course, much of the credit for that goes to the cast, which is full of local musical theatre talent. The supporting cast of Brian Lange, Diana Huey, Christine Nelson, Ryan McCabe, Bill Williams, Ashley Flannegan, and Butch Stevenson are all outstanding and spend the majority of the night threatening to steal the show from the leads.” 

- Brett Love; Click Claq TV

“The trio of Hammer groupies (Diana Huey, Christine Nelson, Ryan McCabe) assert that it's "All About Me,"... and vie for a starring moment...Diana Huey gets a standout song with "Nobody's Asian in the Movies.” 

- Miryam Gordon; Seattle Gay News

“The show was almost stolen away from them by the amazing supporting cast and ensemble.  Not only did they keep the play moving along at a lightening pace with their energy and incredible voices, but they each also got their moments to shine, and shine they did. Brian Lange, Diana Huey, Christine Nelson, Ryan McCabe, Bill Williams, Ashley Flannegan and Butch Stevenson created one of the best ensembles I've ever seen.” 

- Jay Irwin;

THE YELLOW WOOD: Contemporary Classics

“Diana Huey as Gwen is stunning as the know it all sister who needs as much help in life as her struggling brother.  She has an incredible voice and turns in a heartbreaking performance.” 

- Jay Irwin;

“Diana Huey is a standout as Adam’s little sister Gwen; she mixes bratty know-it-all moments with a genuine desperation for her distracted older brother’s attention, and her songs, especially “Debris” and “Wall”, are among the most powerful of the show.”           

- Kenna Kettrick;

“Also among the show’s more effective moments are Berryman’s scenes with Adam’s competitive sister Gwen (played with appropriately annoying conviction by Diana Huey).” 

- John Hartl; The Seattle Times

“Diana Huey as his sister Gwen is an amazing vocalist, and gives a heartfelt representation of a character who always takes a backseat to her special needs sibling.” 

- David Edwards Hughes;

ZANNA, DON’T!: Contemporary Classics

“Diana Huey was the show’s vocal and comic powerhouse as the feisty Roberta.” 

- David Edward Hughes; Talkin’ Broadway

“Voices are often uneven, although Huey provides the best of the company as the domineering Roberta, especially in the soul-inspired number, “I Ain’t Got Time (for Nothing but Love).”

 - Gianni Truzzi; Seattle PI

RODGERS AND...: Showtunes!

“Diana Huey, a young singer with a lovely, rich voice brought sweetness and dignity to the almost forgotten “I Remember Mama” from the show of the same name.” 

- Jerry Kraft; AISLE SAY Seattle